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Table 1 MR sequences used for data acquisition in 51 subjects. Please note that similar sequences are grouped, and ranges are given for MR parameters which vary slightly within the group

From: Segmentation of the lateral femoral notch sign with MRI using a new measurement technique

Cases Vendor Scanner model Sequence Coil Field Slice Sp Slice Th IPR TR TE FA
      [T] [mm] [mm] [mm2] [ms] [ms] [°]
19 Siemens Symphony PD + t2 TSE Ex 1.50 4.8 4.0 0.469-0.547 3300 15 150
5 Siemens Symphony PD TSE Ex 1.50 4.8 4.0 0.293-0.313 2000 13 150
1 Siemens Symphony TSE Ex 1.50 4.8 4.0 0.469 525 13 180
2 Siemens Harmony    0.95 0.8 4.0 0.313 715 20 90
2 Siemens Avanto SE B 1.49 4.4 4.0 0.375 408 11 150
1 Siemens Vision PD TSE Ex 1.50 4.4 3.5 0.625 2010 35 170
7 Siemens Vision PD TSE Ex 1.50 4.6 3.5 0.313-0.379 18302-2110 12-23 170
1 Siemens Verio TSE Kn 3.00 4.4 4.0 0.442 500 12 150
1 Philips Achieva TSE B 3.00 3.3 3.0 0.313 509 20 90
6 Philips Intera PD B 1.00 3.3 3.0 0.332 1887-2230 35 90
1 Philips Intera PD B 1.00 3.3 3.0 0.391 1300 25 90
1 Philips Intera PD B 1.50 3.7 3.4 0.703 660 18 35
4 Philips NT Intera PD B 1.00 3.3-3.4 3.0-3.1 0.351 1691-1696 35 90
  1. Slice Sp slice spacing, Slice Th Slice thickness, IPR in plane resolution, TR time of repetition, TE time of echo, FA flip angle, PD + t2 Proton density plus t2 weighted, TSE turbo spin echo, SE spin echo, Ex extremity coil, B body coil, Kn knee coil